Amanda R. Mushal specializes in nineteenth-century history and the history of the Old South. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and her B.A. from the College of William and Mary. Her current research focuses on the regional expansion of R.G. Dun & Company, a credit reporting firm whose surviving records document nineteenth-century commercial development. She is co-editor of Essays on the Nineteenth Century, Memory, and Modern Identity: Consuming Commemoration, under contract with Palgrave Macmillan.
Dr. Mushal is a contributor to The Field of Honor: Essays on Southern Character and American Identity (University of South Carolina Press, 2017) and The Southern Middle Class in the Long Nineteenth Century (Louisiana State University Press, 2011). She worked on several projects for the Virginia Center for Digital History, including the Valley of the Shadow and digitization of the annual Bibliography of Slavery and World Slaving, originally published as a supplement to the Journal of Slavery and Abolition. She has served on the content team for the International African American Museum and as editorial contributor for the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative’s online exhibits on African Passages, Lowcountry Adaptations, and The James Poyas Daybook: The Account of a Charles Town Merchant 1760-1765. As part of a secondary interest in architectural history she has worked on projects in Charleston, Virginia, and the Caribbean.
She teaches undergraduate and graduate classes on urban history, the Old South, Charleston and the Atlantic World, South Carolina, the Early Republic, and historiography.
Office: 424C Capers Hall
Vita: Dr. Mushal's Vita